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Year Published
2001
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Liberté
Alternate Names
Liberte
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Liberté covers the French Revolution from 1789 and the meeting of the Estates General to the Directory and Bonaparte’s coup d’état in 1799.

The game is played in four turns. In each turn there will be a variable number of rounds, followed by an election to see which faction becomes the government. There are three factions, the Radicals (red), the Moderates (blue), and the Royalists (white). The most common action is for a player to place faction blocks on the board. He shows he controls these blocks by placing one of his tokens on top of the stack.

The cards are divided into two sets, set 'A' and 'B'. The 'A' deck is used first and tends to favor the moderates and Royalists. Once this deck has been exhausted the 'B' deck comes into play, which tends to favor the radicals.

The election is triggered when all of one type of faction block has been exhausted. The faction blocks will determine which faction forms the next government. Players are attempting to score victory points by having the most influence in the government and opposition. Points can also be picked up in later turns for being the general in charge at a victorious battle, and for winning elections in specific provinces.

Normally the player with the most victory points will win. However, there are two sudden death game end conditions that may alter the outcome. The first is a radical electoral landslide, triggered by the red faction gaining 17 or more votes. The second is successful Royalist counter-revolution, precipitated by Royalist control of seven counter-revolutionary provinces. In both cases, victory is determined by a different set of criteria, in which accrued victory points do not count. The player who is ahead on points must be aware that one mistake could lead to defeat at the hands of the Jacobins or Royalists!

It is likely that you will never have played a game quite like this one and you may find yourself wondering what strategies to employ. Do not despair! Once you have completed your first game you will realize that amongst the apparent chaos of the game there are many opportunities for long-term planning.

Liberté is #6 in the Valley Games Classic Line

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COMPONENTS:

Original Warfrog Edition includes:

  • 1 Rule Book (Black and White and in English/French/German)
  • 2 Double-sided Player Aid cards (1 in English/French and 1 in English/German)
  • 1 Mounted Map
  • 1 Deck of 110 Cards (split into an A Set - 57 Cards and a B set 53 Cards)
  • 82 Wooden Faction Blocks (All blocks are the same size - 24 White Blocks, 28 Blue Blocks, 30 Red Blocks)
  • 120 circular wooden player control tokens (20 identical tokens in each player color yellow, pink, green, purple, gray, brown)
  • 3 Wooden Election markers (1 white, 1 blue, 1 red)
  • 1 circular black wooden marker (used to mark turn)
  • 1 circular black wooden marker (used to mark election progress)

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  • 2 Identical wooden black pawns


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Liberté
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Multilingual second edition
Publisher: Valley Games, Inc.
Artist: Kurt Miller, Mark Poole
Year: 2010
Product Code: VLY005
Size: 12.20 x 10.20 x 3.00 inches
3.20 pounds
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanishmore»
Release Date: Jan 19, 2011
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Liberté
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Warfrog Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2001
Product Code: 1010
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.75 inches
English, French, German
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Most of the complexity of the Liberte rules exists in the varying rules for breaking ties (which come up a lot). In order to simplify teaching the game to my group, I decided to make them a cheat sheet on the tie-breaking rules. Please let me know if I've gotten anything wrong, as I'm new to the game.
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Quick reference rules summary for helping to teach the game, and remembering key rules between plays. Based upon 2nd edition rules.
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Short biographies I wrote because I was tired of wondering who these guys were and what they were up to.
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cartas para recortar y pegar en las cartas de la edicion de Valley Games
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2011-12-23
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concise reference sheet by hecose Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html Release note: One correction and a few improvements done.
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Rules in Korean based on Valley Games version English rules. If there is something wrong, please send a geekmail or email to me. As I play this game, it may be updated.
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Liberté Rules (low-resolution) by Valley Games.
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